Oral healthcare considerations for the pregnant woman

Ajay G. Nayak, Ceena Denny, K. M. Veena

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Pregnancy is a period of both joy and anxiety in a woman's life and is characterized by various physiological changes in her body brought about by the circulating female sex hormones. The oral cavity is also the seat of changes and these physiologic changes of pregnancy need to be addressed while managing the pregnant woman in the dental clinic. The main goal is to minimize the occurrence of any complications that might harm the mother-to-be and/or the unborn child. Preventive, emergency, and routine dental procedures are all deemed suitable during various phases of pregnancy, with some treatment modifications and initial planning. Clinical Relevance: The dentist should be in a position to manage pregnant women in clinical practice effectively.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)51-54
Number of pages4
JournalDental update
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-12-2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry(all)


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